You're invited to Lakeside Chautauqua for a Generosity & Stewardship Conference from August 6-9, 2017. Pastors, clergy and laity involved in stewardship and finance, development, foundation leaders and consultants are welcome to participate in this unique learning experience.
Cultivating a culture of generosity through stewardship ministry in the church or a religious organization is vital to bringing God's Kingdom here on earth. Creatively inviting Christians to join a ministry vision is an important challenge, given all the other organizations vying for stewardship dollars. The conference will award 3 CEUs for full participation.
Attendees of the Generosity & Stewardship Conference will learn specific tools for equipping congregations or religious organizations in their ability to go beyond a tithe.
Lakeside will present this conference as an opportunity to support persons desiring lives that reflect God's call to give freely.
Each year, Lakeside Chautauqua is committed to programming excellence. With a backdrop of beauty and an abundance of spiritual opportunities, educational lectures, cultural arts performances and recreational activities, attendees will network and learn about growing the culture of generosity in their local church or organization.
Welcoming more than 150,000 guests each year, Lakeside provides a variety of accommodations to choose from, and we are prepared to provide Christian hospitality during your stay.
Lakeside Chautauqua is located on the Marblehead Peninsula, approximately 1.5 hours from the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport or 2.5 hours from Columbus International Airport. Driving directions are available from all major cities including Cleveland, Dayton, Columbus and Toledo. Lakeside Chautauqua is an historic community in Ohio that offers an abundance of spiritual opportunities, educational lectures, cultural arts performances and recreational activities during its 10-week summer programming season. It is located in the beautiful Lake Erie Shores & Island region.
The Rev. Dr. Clayton Smith serves as Executive Pastor of Generosity and Stewardship at The Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kans. He has spent years researching generosity and has worked in the front lines of churches. The Rev. Dr. Smith has authored At the Crossroads: Leadership Lessons for the Second Half of Life and Propel: Good Stewardship, Greater Generosity.
J. Clif Christopher is the President and Founder of Horizons in Cabot, Ark. He has led stewardship consultations in more than 1,000 churches, conferences, synods and dioceses in all phases of building, finance and church growth. He is the author of Not Your Parents’ Offering Plate: A New Vision for Financial Stewardship and Whose Offering Plate is It?: New Strategies for Financial Stewardship.
Additional keynotes speakers include Michelle Cramer, President and CEO of Cramer & Associates in Dublin, Ohio. She is a fundraising industry veteran with more than two decades of experience and currently serves on the board of The Giving Institute.
The Rev. Jeffrey Taylor is President of the United Methodist Foundation of West Virginia, Inc. in Charleston, W.V. He is also a past president of the National Association of United Methodist Foundations and a past president of the KYOWVA Planned Giving Council.
Download the 2017 Generosity & Stewardship Conference schedule.
The Generosity & Stewardship Conference will take place from Sunday, Aug. 6-Wednesday, Aug. 9 in Lakeside Chautauqua.
Thank you for your interest in registering for the conference. The fee for the conference is $250. Registration will be limited to 80 participants.
Please note that the per-person registration fee includes 3 overnight accommodations in Hotel Lakeside or Fountain Inn, meals throughout your stay at Lakeside, gate passes and entrance to evening entertainment, all conference sessions and speakers, and access to the wide array of Lakeside Chautauqua activities during your stay. Due to generous support from sponsors, we are able to offer all of these features while keeping the registration inexpensive. The fee will not be reduced for shorter participation or shared hotel rooms.
Total number of attendees registered to date: 80
Once 80 registrations have been completed, the links will be removed from this page.
We will be compiling a Wait List for any further interested registrants.
We will contact you if a space becomes available.
Cancellations, Refunds, & Transfers
Registration fees are non-refundable.